Posted by Jessie K / Sunday, March 23, 2014 / 2 Comments / Hiking , Kid Friendly , Missouri , Roaring River State Park
Deer Leap Trail at Roaring River State Park in Missouri
Deer Leap has two trailheads on either side of the hatchery. The one closest to the river and parking lot is the easiest and fastest way to get to the lookout point and you could just go right back down the same way you came up, or you could finish the rest of the trail going downhill and end up on the other side of the hatchery. Both trailheads start you out going up rocky steps, it's just that one side is more difficult..None of it actually very difficult. even my 2 1/2 year old managed fairly well with some help, but if you need or want an easier climb to the lookout, start at the trailhead nearest the parking lot. The lookout is great and because this trail is so easy and short, you really shouldn't miss it!
About halfway through the trail, you'll find the trailhead to Firetower Trail. At 3 1/2 miles, it is the longest trail at the park.
If you'd like to see more about our adventure at the fish hatchery, click HERE.
A short and easy (kid friendly) trail at Roaring River State Park that takes you to a fenced in bluff lookout over the fish hatchery.
Address to Roaring River State Park: 24390 Farm Road 1135
Cassville, MO 65625. The trailhead is located at the Hatchery.
Trail Length: .25 mile
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate (rocky and steep in some places)